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Nestlé faces ‘tough trading conditions’ for confectionery in US and Brazil

Nestlé has described confectionery as a ‘difficult category’ in its first-half results as it was hit by weak Easter demand in Brazil and increasing competition in the US.

Analyst questions Nestlé US confectionery presence as it faces ‘intense competition’ and it cannot sell key brand KitKat in the market Photo: Nestlé
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Strong growth prospects in Asia’s snack stick market, says Euromonitor

Snack sticks are enjoying a surge in Asia as new entrants enter the category with smaller pack sizes and innovative flavors, writes Euromontior analyst Emil Fazira Bte Kamari.

Mars adds Boo-tterscotch M&M's to Halloween lineup

Mars is to launch an M&M's butterscotch flavor exclusively at Target stores across the US this Halloween.

South America & Africa biggest growth risks for palm oil - but upping market initiatives could curb deforestation

Voluntary market initiatives from the largest buyers and sellers of palm oil could help curb deforestation, researchers say, noting South America and Africa are most at risk.

TIPA seeks partnerships for compostable plastic packaging

TIPA is seeking new partnership deals for its eco-friendly compostable packaging, CEO Daphna Nissenbaum said.

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